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In 2012, Gov. Bev Perdue recognized North Rowan High School for its outstanding progress in the use of classroom technology and digital learning. 

In 2009, began a 1:1 iPod program for the 9th grade.  Worked with a Golden LEAF Foundation grant to build out the 1:1 iPod program for all high school students and laptops for all teachers with 24/7 access.  In 2011, began systematically upgrading with 180 iPads.  The high school uses a Learning Management System to provide access to wikis, podcasts, videos and other learning materials.  An enterprise-level wireless network infrastructure was installed school-wide.  In addition, the school’s network has been upgraded to provide the bandwidth to support a 1:1 project.  All activity buses are equipped with wireless Internet so students can access resources on trips.  

From 2009 to 2013, the graduation rate increased from 61% to 83.1%.  In addition, the school met all Annual Measureable Objectives and had high growth in the ABCs of Public Education Report for 2011-12.  In 2014, all students will be provided further technology access with the implementation of a school-wide 1:1 iPad program.